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    November 18, 2012
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up next on 11 news, a baltimore county community threatened by an underground gas leak. how officials plan to save the area. overseas ties. president obama makes his first trip since being re-elected. where he's going? raising awareness. dozens of children receive new parents and new home. game day as ravens fans gear up for one of the team's biggest games. 11 news sunday morning starts right now. >> welcome to 11 news sunday morning. we'll get to our top stories in just a minute. i'm not seeing this meteor shower john was talking about
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yesterday morning. he said it was pretty easy to see. >> it peaked mostly on saturday morning. he was up that early. my goodness. that was like 3 in the morning. i tried to see it earlier in the night. i couldn't see it. so you're not alone. it really depended on exactly when you were looking at it. lot of people did sleep right through it. but amazing sight if you did see it. few clouds in the sky. 35 degrees the current temperature. the forecast for today. it is a lit bellow normal. still in the low 50s towards the afternoon, with scattered clouds throughout the day. we're expecting maybe the winds out of the northeast five to ten miles per hour. could be chilly when you factor those in. we are talking about the thanksgiving day holiday. looks like we may coast right through it. we'll have details on that when we come back. >> thank you, ava. our biggs story, a baltimore county community threatened by
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an underground gas leak. >> more than a dozen homes will be demolished following a seattlement between homeowners and a big oil company. >> look at it. look at the rust. that's from diesel fuel. >> residents believe it's the effect of years of under ground fuel contamination from this hess gas station to nearby back yards, basements and under ground drain age pipes. 16 homes on the block have been bought by hess and are expected to be demolished this spring. according to david marks, it's part of a legal settlement between those homeowners and hess. >> i certainly would have preferred steps earlier to deal with this. >> the investigation started in 1987 from under ground storage tanks at that time hess. those tanks were removed in 1991
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and no liquid fuel has been detected in monitoring wells since 1995. but the department says there are still low levels of fuel contamination in the ground water and resulting in continued reports of gas odors in the neighborhood. >> you can smell it right here. >> i can smell it. do you smell that? >> i can smell that. >> none of the homeowners would talk to us, but we did talk to mel teal and his nephew who were not included in the settlement because he was told it stopped five feet from his property. >> the fumes and the oil slick and the water was just gushing from the -- that hatch right there. and it was coming directly into our back yard. i don't understand why our house is not -- is okay but all these aren't. we're right behind the gas station. >> the teals say the department of environment took samples from their house about a year ago. >> they never got back with me
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with any information. we were left out in the cold. >> and left with that uneasy fuel odor. >> you don't even want to strike a match out here in the summertime because that's how bad the fumes are. it can't be healthy for us. it can't be. >> officials say the contamination has not affected the drinking water because the homes are on public water. as for the land where those homes will be demolished, sources say it will probably turn into a public park if the land is not too hazardous. in the news room, wbal, tv 11 news. a house fire sent two people to the hospital including a firefighter. those are expected to survive. the fire in the 900 block of malverne hill drive was report t around 7 saturday morning. it took the firefighters half an hour to bring it under control. the 67-year-old man was take ton the hospital with serious but nonlife threatening injuries. a firefighter was also take ton the hospital with minor injuries. the cause is still under
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investigation. in baltimore city officials are investigating a fatal hit and run accident. it happened in northeast baltimore. police say a car hit a man shortly before 2 a.m. in the 5300 block of frankford avenue. police are searching for a black four door mazda with a partial maryland tag of 5183 or 5189. also in the city, police are investigating a shooting in the 300 block of east north avenue. it happened shortly before 2 saturday morning. police said they arrived to find the 30-year-old man with multiple gun shot wound. the victim was taken to an area hospital. there is no word on his condition or any possible suspect. it's become a prethank ps giving day tradition. an event at the courthouse where individuals become families just in time for the holidays. deb la weiner has that story. >> once a year balloons mark the joy that takes place inside the clarence mitchell courthouse in baltimore.
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it is national adoption day. for ronald wilkins and his wife, it means two 15-year-old boys living in foster care officially become their sons. >> congratulations to both of you. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> it's making us come all together. they are my sons. we are all family. >> it just makes you feel good. >> 32 children were adopted in baltimore and hundreds of other courthouses across the country experienced the same scene. >> it promotes a need for permanent families for 100,000 children in foster care across the united states. >> friends come and go but
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families are what? >> forever! >> giving thanks early this holiday season, long overdue for baltimore's newest family. >> thank you for allowing us to adopt you guys. thank you for coming to our house and adjusting to us. i thank you. i do love you guys and i'm proud of you guys. >> deborah weiner wbal tv 11 news. 200 volunteers joined forces saturday to build a new playground in park heights in one day. organizers from ka-boom, mcdonald's and area residents all chipped in to build that playground. it was based on designs drawn by children. >> we transformed three blocks into the vital play space for children in this community who have very few outdoor places to
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play. >> the playground is the third of 12 scheduled to be built by next year as part of a new partnership between mcdonald's and ka-boom. 5:07 and 37 degrees. a big jolt of caffeine is the latest product coming under scrutiny by government safety officials. >> the money is, you know, something we can't zuft give away. you know? and we trusted them. >> a maryland homeowner is angry and frustrated over a contractor, turned to the 11 news eye team. an investigation is next. first that's a live picture outside. ava has your insta weather forecast coming up next. [ male announcer ] what can you experience in a seat? inspiration.
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>> good morning. looking very quiet over the mid-atlantic right now, but a few clouds are just starting to creep in. we started to see those overnight. they're going to increase
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throughout the day. that's because there's a little bit of the disturbance down across the carolinas which you can see most of the showers off shore on the radar. a few of them creeping into the coast of south carolina. they may start to migrate into the outer banks. this area of unsettled weather is going to alert nearby as we go into the upcoming work week. we'll talk about that coming up in the seven day. winds are very calm, only around five miles per hour. that's typical. normally we see the strongest winds throughout the day. look at it already down towards the coast. 18 miles per hour in ocean city, ten miles in chrisville. that's part of the disturbance down towards the south. that's helping increase the winds in southern maryland. 75 the current temperature at bwi thurgood marshal.
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50 right now in ocean city. anywhere that we saw the clouds overnight especially from the river all the way to ocean city. little warmer. that helps keep temperatures from falling too much. forecast for today, pretty similar across the state. low to mid 50s into the afternoon. 53 for southern maryland. 52 right around baltimore. you're going to see increase in clouds especially south of us. not as cloudy as you get up into southern pennsylvania. a much cooler. high 43 degrees. if you plan to be out across the bay, there are concerns for the winds. winds 10 to 15 knots, maybe gusts around 20 miles per hour and waves one to two feet at times flp is a small craft advisory in effect south of the bay bridge. keep that in mind if you plan to be out on the water today. that disturbance sitting off the carolinas. otherwise high pressure into the east. we're going to skip ahead as we go into the thanksgiving
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holiday. this is what we are expecting. a storm system brewing off the carolinas. coastal storm. except it's way off the coast. this is great news. lot of people traveling especially in the east. this is good news. fact that the models are keeping it completely off shore. high pressure will be the dominant weather pattern over the east. that takes you into our seven day forecast. pretty quiet one especially for the holiday week. increasing clouds. partly sunny skies tomorrow. maybe some showers migrate up monday or tuesday. by wednesday, we are partly sunny, high 57. for turkey day, 67. a new front comes through on friday.
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some maryland homeowners are out thousands of dollars because of a contractor who allegedly lied about his license, took their money and ran. >> now he's facing criminal charges. today we tracked him down and explains why the homeowners are frustrated with the state. >> george holland needed some work done on the roof of his home, so in june he hired a a contractor who said he had been in business for 20 years. >> do you think he was trustworthy at first snt. >> yes, i did. there was really no reason not to think so. i was wrong. >> this is the man george holland hired. holland said he gave him a cash deposit plus this check for $2,100 up front. >> it was given june 1st. he cashed it on june 1st. he said that he was going to buy shingles with that money. >> but? >> never showed up. >> that scenario sounds familiar to candy anthony. here's a copy of her contract for roof repairs and the check
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she wrote. >> asked for half of the funds up front. i wrote out a check for $3,500. he cashed that check almost the very next day. > candy said he never came back. >> i feel violated. the money is, you know, something we can't just give away. you know? and we trusted him. >> george holland and candy anthony say they thought mark chiwady was a licensed contract. he told them he was working under a cousin's license. that's a red flag. they cannot work under someone el's license. that's a crime. we talked him down at this residence in cecil ton. can we talk to you? channel 11 news. he didn't respond and disappeared into his background. we also tried calling but the person on the other end hung up. they filed theft charges again
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chiwady. >> i have been in touch with the governor's office wshg the maryland home improvement council. >> he filed a complaint with the maryland home improvement commission in july but is frustrated that the process is taking so long. the state recognizes homeowner frustration with the system. >> the vast majority of our complaints are from homeowners and contractors who operate in good faith. they just come to a point where they can't resolve it between themselves. >> michael vorgat said the state hopes to speed things up with new initiatives that will weed out the less serious complaints. >> and if we can do that, we'd have more time and resources to focus on the very bad actors. >> the commission filed a criminal charge against mark chiwady but it won't be resolved quickly. he has requested a jury trial. as for george and candy, they both won default judgments against him in civil court but they're doubtful they'll get their money back. a big price to pay to learn a
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hard lesson. >> you real lish really need to take big steps in finding out who you're dealing with. >> for the 11 news eye team i'm mindy vacera. >> over 40% of complaints involved unlicensed contractors. there is a fund to compensate homeowners for a portion of their funds. for more information on hiring or checking the status of a license just visit wbal tv.com and click on i team. maryland department of house and mental hygiene has a new policy recommendation. >> details of the new guidelines coming up in our medical alert. at just 9 years old, a girl is on her way to starting a nonprofit to help fire victims. i'll explain coming up. coming up on 11 tv hill, stevenson university has a unique program that incorporates legos. also the face of heart disease
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>> the fda uncovered a possible danger related to 5 hour energy shots you see almost everywhere. the agency said the energy drinks have been linked to 13 deaths, 92 life threatening incidents since 2008. those incidents include heart attacks, con vul shuns and at least one miscarriage. the report comes a month after the fda said monster energy drinks were at risk. the risk of autism may be higher in mothers who contracted the flu or had a fever for more than a week during pregnancy. it included 97,000 children born in denmark between 1997 and 2003. children whose mothers had the
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flu or a week long fever while pregnant had twice the risk of being diagnosed with autism disorder before age 3. resever tfrjts state health department has new remembering men dayings for hospitals for breast-feeding mothers. they are focused on the time that the mother is in the hospital with her newborn. kie reid has more. >> on average, a mother and her newborn will stay in a hospital for 24 to 48 hours after delivery. that's why the state health department has come up with remembericommendations for that critical time urging the mother to breast-feed. >> lot of mothers come in wanting to breast-feed, but fewer are able to be successful. >> the tenrec men -- recommendations are helping mothers initiate breast-feeding within an hour of birth,
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allowing mother and infants to remain together 24 hours a day and informing all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breast-feeding. >> we know for a healthy baby, breast milk is the ideal nutrition. it's really optimal not on for nutrition purposes but also immunities. there are babies who need to have a special formula. then there are moms who choose to bottle feed. >> the recommendations aren't mandatory and were developed by a team of 150 people over a years time. hospitals that meet all tenrec recommendations will achieve maryland status. about six are committed to complying. >> we're in a great position. >> dr. robert atlas said the hospital has seen a 20% increase in breast-feeding mothers in the past seven years and hopes to continue the trend. >> we've seen a marked increase
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in breast-feeding just by doing the initiatives that we put together. having your staff trained and every person who can help a mother other than the lactation consultant is a huge benefit for mothers. >> ky reed reporting for wbal tv 11 news. don't go away. we have much more news coming up. but first here's a look at events going on around town today. hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever.
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>> a fourth grader took a bad situation and turned it into a good idea. she's working a nonprofit organization for families who lost their homes in a fire after her family suffered that same fate. kim stacy has more. >> lauren hunt and her family are settled into a home in search. but just a few months ago on july 7th their house in hanover went up in flames from a grill fire. the family lost nearly everything. >> days after having to tell the kids we weren't going to be able to go home. they were looking for things of theirs. it was heart breaking. >> lauren and her three brothers immediately missed some of her items like a blanket she had when she was 4. she asked for a replacement
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blanket and got several extra. that gave her an idea. >> i thought maybe some people would want some of the stuft i also wanted after a fire. like a blanket and stuffed animals. >> and with that, lauren's luggage was born. she started collecting luggage and backpacks and filled them with toothbrush and tooth place and also blankets, stuffed animals and toys. the toys are given to families like the hunts who are victims of fire and other disasters that take away their homes. >> days after the fire it makes it easier for them. >> it's an amazing idea. >> the luggage kits are in several fire stations and lauren is listed as a resource for the red cross. she's got a face book page and website where people can donate items to donate supplies.
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she's received.sfrom the governor for her work. but she remains modest. >> i really like helping people. it's also helped them. >> if you'd like to donate to lauren's luggage you can drop off any supplies this week at lauren's school. otherwise you can go to the link on our website wbal tv.com. kim basey, wbal tv news. >> absolutely lovely. >> what a gray kid. smart girl. 5:39. the president visits asia on his first foreign trip. and police helicopters collide over an heli pad injuring six. what authorities believe led to that collision. a few showers impacting the carolinas today. but could we see some wet weather in the upcoming week. details in the forecast.
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>> welcome back. thanks for joining us. >> ava's here with another look outside. some great weather. >> it has been relatively nice. >> little chilly.
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when you look at the numbers it's been consistently a couple degrees below normal. that's still the case as we start off this morning. 35 degrees right now at bwi thurgood marshal. few clouds in the sky. humidity 92%. right now the winds are calm. we're likely to see those out of the northeast around five to ten miles per hour. maybe a little gusting as we head into the southern part of the state. expect some scattered clouds, times of sunshine and high temperatures today in the low to mid 50s. that is a few degrees below normal for this time of year. details ton seven day forecast. mot too bad for the holidays. stay tuned. president obama is in asia this morning for a summit to shore up relations with america's allies. first sitting american president to be there. here's that story. >> president obama went to asia on his first trip since re-election.
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he will meet opposition later and fellow nobel lauer yat ki. still, he can't skip political turmoil at home and the looming crisis in the middle east. >> we're one step short of an all out ground operation in ga sa. >> israel's deadly attacks with hamas, the president is trying to make peace with congressional republicans at home. they have until december 31st to compromise on tax cuts and spending or risk taking the nation over the fiscal cliff that could imperil the economy. meanwhile susan right and her statements about the deadly consulate attack make her unfit to serve as secretary of state. hearings on the attack by david petraeus out of seclusion. he wasn't talking about the sex scandal that's still sending shock waves throughout the capital. for the president arch post election trip but no vacation
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after a busy week brian moore wbal tv 11 news. cease fire efforts appear to be gaining momentum there. israel is pressing ahead with its power. gaza militants haven't attacked israel since the night before. a doctor in new jersey is facing several charges after large amounts of chemicals commonly used for making bombs and explosive devices was discovered at the home. police also found several assault rifles and other weapons when they searched the home of roberto rivera. police went to rivera's home after getting a report of potentially hazardous material in the house. jts six people were injured after two pasadena police helicopters smacked into each other.
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one chopper clipped another while landing and the other was taking off. it happened yesterday at the pasadena police department's heli pad. it appears none of the injuries are life threatening and the national transportation safety board is investigating. idaho police are searching for two men who killed a monkey at a zoo exhibit. police say a security guard saw two men running away from the primate exhibit saturday morning and one of the zoo's monkeys was found with a serious head injury fp veterinarian was brought in but the monkey died from blunt force trauma to the head and neck. in ohio saturday, more than 200 dogs were taken from a puppy mill. people removed the dogs, many of which were found to be in poor health. people were running the business from inside their home. they will likely now face animal cruelty charges. at least 30 different breeds of puppies were confiscated during that raid. a 40-year-old, the 11 news i
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>> good morning. we're starting you off with a live look outdoors. it is 35 at the airport, 46 downtown. the humidity right now at 92% and the winds at the airport are mainly calm. we're lakely to see those out of the northeast today. that could make it feel just a little chilly at times. looking at that time radar picture. it is quiet over the entire state of maryland.
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no rain showing up right now. there are showers building back toward the outer banks. more showers pushing on to the coast of south carolina. little disturbance that we have to watch as it develops into the next couple days. let's take a look at current conditions right now. winds are quiet downtown around five miles per hour. you get further down toward the south and east, 18 mile per hour winds in ocean city. that's a concern as areas below the bay could see stronger winds. we'll talk about that coming up as we get into the bay forecast. 41 degrees in washington, d.c. right now. even warmer in the southern part of the state, where temperatures range from the mid 40s to near 50 in ocean city. that's where they've seen some clouds overnight. any time we have clouds that keep the temperature warmer, it prevents the temperatures from dropping down overnight. just a little bit warmer than where we have the clouds.
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as we go throughout the day though are creeping up from that disturbance in the carolinas. 54 for the high today in ocean city. around 52 degrees. little bit more sunshine as we head into southern pennsylvania. if you plan to be out in the bay today, winds will be a concern. especially as you go to the chesapeake. winds expected 10 to 15 knots, gusts up to 20. the strongest waves and winds will be south of the bay bridge. that's where there is a small craft advisory in effect through monday. the next high tide 9:41 this morning and 10:26 in the evening hours. as you look at the forecast way ahead. going all the way to the thanksgiving holiday. things are looking okay across the coast. high pressure will be the dominant factor. we've been talking about the possibility of a coastal storm. it looks like it's going to stay way off shore. next thing you have to worry about is the cold front that's going to be coming in from the west. that's likely to impact us as we
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get into friday. looking at the seven day frat, pretty good leading into thanksgiving. 52 today. 53 tomorrow. those showers could creep up monday, tuesday. they'll stay away from baltimore. 57 for the high. on turkey day, mostly sunny skies. the next cold front comes by friday night. a fishing pier that was rafb ajd by hurricane sandy will be rebuilt in time for next summer. a section of the pier disappeared into the ocean. the mayor has said that the pier is of tremendous importance to the residents and visitors. the mayor has already committed to rebuilding it. if you plan on restoring the city, there's a new app you should know about. there's a technology app that will make it easier to find a spot. all you need is a smart phone.
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>> we've all been through it. finding a parking spot is going to be a real hassle. it starts with censors like this one buried in parking spaces around elegant city fp sensors send out a signal telling whether the parking space is occupied or not. >> for motorists driving around looking for parking spaces, they no longer have to drive around and around looking for spaces. this application win points the spots and guides them to the application. >> we want to make it easier for people to find parking spaces. >> the mayor held a press conference introducing the parking technology that works with the smart phone to help you locate a parking space. >> i turn on the app. it can show the parking spaces in the parking lots and on main
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street. you can see here we have four or four spaces that are available. it's free parking. this location up here shows it has two. >> for business owners, the new technology hopefully will mean more customers will be coming here. when they get here, finding a parking space will be hassle free. >> this just extends our customer service and our ability to please guests and offer a service throughout town. it's unbelievable. >> on top of all this, with the holiday season right around the corner, the county executive announced that the county will be waving all parking meter fees until the first of the year. starting november 22nd through january 1st there will be no fees to park in the historic district. you do not have to feed the meter. we want folks to come down and enjoy it. >> wbal tv 11 news. >> i have gotten parking tickets
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so often going to the museum down there. i'm going to take advantage of that free parking. >> i know. >> harsh conditions inside a baltimore boarding house get the attention of the 11 news eye team. >> the conditions city inspectors call unhealthy. up next, our eye team reporter barry simms goes inside. >> first at look at last night's winning lottery number. ah.
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this morning the i team exposes a boarding house scheme that city inspectors put tenants in danger. who is running it and what were the conditions like? barry simms takes us inside. >> erika haley shared this space with her two daughters. >> this is my room. the living room, this was the living room. they built this wall here. this is where i sleep. there's no window. if a fire breaks outside there, i'm trapped inside here. me and my two children. >> she moved in after shining a rental agreement. the house located at 3512 lieu seal avenue in northwest baltimore. they paid rent to two men who they thought represented the property owner. burton said one of them made some big promises. >> when i got here he was making all these promises. he said oh it's going to be carpeted. we're going to have wash r and dryer. there's two bathrooms when only there's one bathroom you can
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use. i'm sharing with my two kids and 12 other people. >> that included sandra edwards. >> it was nothing like he said. he said there were two bathrooms, there was a washer and dryer. that's why he was charging us $450 a month. >> less than a month after moving in, these tenants wsh forced out. inspectors checked the house and found the conditions unsafe and unhealthy. >> it's overcrowded. you only have one bathroom. you got 12 people in there. you're supposed to have at least three working bathrooms. that's a huge problem. >> and it's illegal. the tenants shared the second floor bathroom, telling us they could not use this dirty bathroom in the basement. to get to it they had to maneuver around mounds of trash. missing smoke detectors and holes exposing wiring also posed fire and safety has ards. we tried to talk with anyone responsible for the house. we finally caught up with eric
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hinton. they believed hinton was one of the landlords. >> mr. hinton, can we talk to you? >> i don't own the property. >> you're still the landlord. >> no i'm not. >> what's the situation with the property? >> there's no situation. >> why are people being thrown out? >> nobody is being thrown out. >> that's what they're telling us. >> i'm just hearing about it. >> you're just hearing about it? >> hinton's name appears thon rental agreement. it said tenants are to pay the rent to him or this man, germane miller. city housing officials say they leased the house for $1100 a month. the homeowner was unaware of what they were up to until neighbors complained about trash and he went to see it. the assistant housing commissioner jason hessler. >> doors have been changed, altered with numbers and locks that weren't there before. >> this wasn't the only
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unlicensed rooming house the men allegedly operated. according to housing inspectors this house at 773 mckeown street in baltimore was one of several other locations. we found ads for the plots on craigs list. they call for a security deposit. potential tenants are told if you need somewhere to live but your budget is not enough for an apartment or house, call mr. miller. another says you will easily be approved. sorry if you are a bad apple. you've got to go. after several attempts the i team found germane miller in downtown baltimore. he was there on unrelated charges, firearms possession with a prior felony conviction. allegations, illegal boarding houses. do you know anything about that? >> no, we don't know nothing about that. >> ynt know nothing about that. >> you don't know anything about that? >> no. they can't do that. >> the city is saying that's what you're running. that's why we're asking. >> no, no, not me.
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not me. >> the housing authority provided temporary shelter to some of the lieu seal avenue tenants and demanded their rent be returned. >> we need to make sure we look at these buildings first. take a look and see whether they can be habitable and occupiable. and if so, fine. if not, let's tell residents they cannot move in. >> randy scriber said finding adequate shelter doesn't mean anyone should settle for a place that puts life, health and safety at risk. for the 11 news i team, i'm barry simms. hinton and miller face charges of operating without a permit. if convicted they could get 90 days in jail. stay with us. there's much more ahead. coming up in sports we're talking ravens/steelers.hqhqhqhq
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>> happy game day to everyone. ravens and steelers. course you'll see the game tonight on sunday night football. it is, however, a game despite the intensity of the rivalry that is missing a few pieces. for the ravens, ray lewis is not there, the biggest star for baltimore. and like wise, for pittsburgh, ben list berger. monday night, that's what happened to him there. separated shoulder and a dislocated rib bone at an angle that could, if damaged further, could go into his aorta. he's gonna let that heal. probably a good call on that part for big ben. probably beneficial overall for the ravens to not have to face roethlisberger who at times tore meanted them and roethlisberger is 4-0 in games they have played
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without ben. >> i wouldn't say i'm disappointed when you find out those guys aren't playing. but at the same time, you do want to go out there and beat what you believe is a very good opponent when they're at their best so you can say you're better than them and don't have any excuses. >> ravens have twon last two regular season meetings at heinz field. we'll see what happens tonight. to get you fully prepared for it, ravens countdown at 6:30. i'll be here in baltimore. jerry sandusky live from heinz field in pittsburgh. see you then. >> big game tonight. go ravens. 5:57 and 35 degrees. here's a look ahead to our next hour of 11 news sunday morning. >> there's an environmental mess in a baltimore county neighborhood. it's so bad, some homes will soon be demolished. we're keeping our eyes on showers in the carolinas. could impact our weather, at
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least in the state over the next couple days. just in time for the holidays thousands of children across the country and hundreds right here get a permanent place they can call home. that story when 11 news sunday morning continues. stay with us. w=!nño
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>> good morning and welcome to 11 news sunday morning. >> our top stories in just a moment. first let's take another look outside with ava marie.
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>> it's cold. >> it is cold. >> i know. it's startling when you start off today. 30s and 40s. >> that's one thing it does feel colder than it should be already. look at the temperatures downtown. 35. but step outside. you've got 36 at the airport. 35 right now. the forecast for today, high temperatures expected to be anywhere from 50 to 55. that 55 temperature likely downtown. you'll be closer to the 50 degree mark as you head into the northern suburbs. scattered clouds expected today. sun will rise at 6:54 this morning. little breezy at times with winds out of the northeast. we'll talk about the forecast leading into the week. gonna be a big forecast because it's the holiday. stay tuned for details. our big story. a baltimore county community threatened by an underground gas leak. >> more than a dozen homes will
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be demolished following a settlement between homeowners and a big oil company. >> look at it. look at the rust. that's from diesel fuel. >> residents believe it tees effect of years of under ground fuel contamination from this hess gas station. to nearby back yards, basements and under ground drainage pops. 16 homes on the block have been bought by hess and are expected to be demolished this spring. according to david mark, it's part of a legal settlement between those homeowners and hess. >> i certainly would have preferred some steps earlier by the gasoline company to deal with this. >> maryland's department of environment started investigating a fuel leak in 1987 from under ground storage tanks at the hess. mde said those tanks were removed in 1991 and no liquid fuel has been detected in monitoring wells since 1995.
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but the department says there are still low levels of fuel contamination in the ground water and resulting in continued reports of gas odors in the neighborhood. >> i can smell it. >> i smell that. >> none of the homeowners who settled would talk to us. we did talk to mel and his nephew who were not included in the settlement because they were told the contamination stopped five feet from their property. >> the fumes and everything and the oil slick and the water was just gushing from the -- that's the back of the house right there. it was coming directly into our back yard. i don't understand why our house is, do you know what i mean, okay, but all these aren't, and we're right behind the gas station. >> the teals say the department of environment took samples from their house about a year ago. >> they never got back with me with any information. we were left out in the cold. >> and left with that uneasy
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fuel odor. >> you don't even want to strike a match out here in the summertime because that's how bad the fumes are. >> it can't be healthy for us. >> state officials say the contamination has not affected the drinking water because the homes are on public water. sources say the land will turn into paub lick park if the land is not too hazardous. wbal tv 11 news. a house fire sent two people to the hospital including a fire fight but both are expected to survive. that fire in the 900 block was reported around 7 on saturday morning. they say it took 60 firefighters about half an hour to bring it under control. a 57-year-old man who lived in the house was transported to the hospital with serious but nonlife threatening injuries and a firefighter was take ton the hospital with minor injuries. the cause remains under investigation. baltimore city police are investigating a fatal hit and
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run accident. it happened yesterday morning in the northeast baltimore section. police say a car hit a man shortly before 2 in the morning on frankfurt avenue. he died later at a hospital. police are searching for a black four door mazda with a partial maryland tag of 5183 or 5189. also in the city, police are investigating a shooting in the 300 block of east north avenue. happened before 2 on saturday morning. police arrived to find a 30-year-old man with multiple gun shot wounds. the victim was transported to an area hospital. there's no word on his condition. >> 6:04 and 37 degrees. coming up the debate over potentially life threatening drugs for those who overdose on illegal drugs. >> it's free in some parts of baltimore but practically out of reach for others. but first it's a live picture outside. we have your insta weather plus forecast after the break. stay with us. ♪
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>> good morning. live view from sky cam. still dark out there. lot of the city lights are on. if you look across the eastern horizon the sky is starting to lighten up. the sun will be coming up within the next half hour. 45 downtown. 36 degrees at bwi thurgood marshall. humidity 89%. the winds are out of the north around three miles per hour. stronger winds as you get into the southern part of the state. we'll talk about how that affects the forecast in just a little bit. first let's look at that time radar picture. quiet over the entire mid-atlantic. look down toward the south. look at the carolinas. this is a little disturbance causing some showers right now. nothing major but enough so that it's going to be a cloudy day across the outer banks. showers spreading in as well. notice how the rain is spreading in across the coast of south
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carolina. this disturbance is going to sit down to our south for the next couple days and may throw some more clouds our way. maybe even some showers in the southern part of the state. let's look at the current conditions what we're seeing right now. we talked about temperatures closer to baltimore. what about the rest of the state? actually fairly warm as you get further down toward the south. that's where we're seeing some clouds spreading up over the carolinas. 50 in ocean city. big difference when you compare to it the 30s we're experiencing right now closer to baltimore. those clouds really help keep temperatures warmer overnight. clouds also blocking the sunshine. southern parts of the state are starting off warmer they're not going to be too much warmer into the afternoon. more clouds including saint mary's county all the way over to ocean city. around 52 the high in baltimore. sunshine as you go further up toward the north. same case in the mountains as well. but 43. high temperature in the mountains, going to be a chilly
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one even as you go into the afternoon. winds are calm as you get around the downtown area. starting to strengthen. 23 miles per hour. 20 mile per hour winds in ocean city. so there is a small craft advisory in effect for southern portions of the bay. south of the bay bridge. that goes all the way into tomorrow. the next high tide today at 9:41 in the morning, then 10:26 this evening. out across the bay one to two feet. you're gonna get the strongest winds south of the bay bridge. that's where you have to be careful if you plan to bout and about today. i'm going to fast forward. this is a model interpretation of what's going to happen on thanksgiving day. high pressure settles into the east. that little disturbance off the carolinas kicks out to sea. this is all great news. this is showing fairly pleasant travel weather leading up to the holiday and great weather if you plan to be out and about on thanksgiving day getting to all your holiday travel
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destinations. 52 today. increasing clouds. partly sunny tomorrow. 53. maybe some showers creep in from the south. they stay mostly in the southern part of the state. wednesday, we're partly sunny. high of 57. not bad for thanksgiving. mostly sunny skies. this morning the eye team takes the availability of a life saving drug for overdose victims. >> with an inexpensive anecdote on the market, why can't everyone who needs it get it? here's deborah weiner. >> 22-year-old dan torch was a die hard ravens fan. seen here outside heinz field in pittsburgh, trying to cover stadium signs with purple pride. that was dan's public face. privately, he was a heroin addict who struggled four times in rehab to get clean until he
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overdosed in his parents home. >> at one point when we turned him over, he seemed to be maybe gurgling. i remember thinking okay, he's -- we couldn't save him. >> the only thing for devastating than losing her danny was discovering that there is an overdose blocking drug that is saving lives. >> as a parent to lose a child you want to know that we did everything that we could to be able to save him. so i was sad to know that i could have if i had it, would that have made a difference? i'll never know. >> only dan could have obtained the prescription anecdote, not tony. an anecdote so powerful they are actually giving it away in baltimore city. it is sold under the name narcam
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a fast acting drug that blocks the effects of opiates on the brain and restores breathing. >> when you administer it, you see it. >> while the law prohibits tony torch from getting it from a loved one in baltimore city those in drug treatment can get it to potentially help save their addictive friends. >> it could help. it could help. >> the wrong kind of help according to one of the most widely known figures in the area of drug treatment and prevention. >> you give them clean needles so they don't get aids. we give them narcan so they don't die. are we gonna give them heroin next? why stop? >> we come from the idea that we're going to reduce harm the best we can. give them tools they need to help survive. that's why will we do what we do. >> it is called the staying alive program. drug overdose prevention funded through baltimore's needle
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exchange. the only program of its kind in maryland. after instruction that include rescue breathing, a doctor writes prescription for narcan. >> it will have an effect on heroin. >> and cocaine and painkillers too. since the program began, 9300 people have been trained. while it's hard to nail down numbers, so often people don't report back. city officials confirm at least 220 overdose reversals. >> it is a magic bullet but it does save lives. >> the distribution of narcan is credited with lowering the city's overdose death rate which is on the rise in baltimore county where dan torch lived. emergency responders do carry narcan but in dan's case it was too late. tony torch wants it to be
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readily acceptable to loved ones. >> for anyone that has a person in addiction living with them, they should have access to this. >> but some worry that if you take away the fear, you take away the motivation to get clean. >> your friend is still alive? >> yes. it's been over five years. yes, he is. i'm afraid so. >> tony torch holds on to the notion that it might have made a difference for dan and many other young lives. but she is left with the empty feeling that she will never know that for sure. for the 11 news i team irk eem deborah weiner. >> tony torch advising the first of its kind state wise prevention plan expanding the availability of narcan as one of the options on the table. >> a heart breaking story. coming up a hidden cost of thanksgiving leftovers. >> you can find out about a now
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effort to follow a black friday shopping frenzy with a day dedicated to helping those in need. >> a look at the new contemporary wing at that time baltimore museum of art. that story coming up. hqhqhqhqhqq
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>> there is a new push for employers to establish paid sick leave policies. three groups that advocate for workers are launching a campaign for paid sick leave calling it a public health issue. 40% of private-sector workers have no option to take time off with pay if they are ill.
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that is nearly 820,000 people. business groups say it can stall jobs growth. toys r us are hopping on the bandwagon for super early black friday sales. one hour earlier than last year. it will have more than 200 door busters to look forward to including gift cards for apple products. they are giving away 3 -- 3 layaway. you are making your list and checking it twice, and there are things you may want to cross off. topping that list, laptops. you will save more by waiting until late summer or early fall. you will get better camera deals in the february. you will find better luggage deals in february or march. the best time to buy a new car is new year's eve and a used one in april.
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time per a look back on the week on wall street. >> thanksgiving is just a few days away and families are stocking up. the big spread it leads to a lot of leftovers. $282 million worth of turkey will end up in the trash after next thursday's celebration. 105 billion gallons of water and greenhouse gas emissions, they go into getting it to your table. your wallet may need to be a little fatter if you are planning on doing shopping for the bargains the day after thanksgiving. wal-mart, target, and best buy price is all going up. the medium price are higher than they were when year ago. the better news, most other stores are about the same. we have black friday, small
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business saturday, cyber monday, and now, november 27 is giving tuesday. in the spirit of giving more than 300 organizations ranging from nonprofits to big corporations also supporting the event. americans give $300 billion to charities last year compared to $11 billion spent on gifts. that is a look at the business. >> stay with us. coming up, we will take you to a reopening of the baltimore museum of art. here is a look as some events going around town today.
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>> christian hillman is the curator and she took us on a tour. >> this is a great gallery that is at the heart of the contemporary collection. it features the collection strength of andy worhall's work. in the middle of the gallery we have these fantastic sculptures by the artist that have these great pop colors. you can touch these. you can also have a seat. we are walking into a great gallery that has this piece. if you walk underneath it and looked up, you experience a kaleidoscopic defect. this is a new piece designed specifically for the bma. when standing on the top floor, you can actually see what is going on below.
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you can see a couple of visitors down there underneath us. they can also see us. it is like a giant periscope. >> a brand new look for the contemporary museum. >> the light system was out of date. we had fluorescent lights that do not allow us to show great photographs. the new lighting system we can show all the best work on paper as well as paintings and sculptures. >> the baltimore museum of art's new wing opens to the public on sunday. rob roblin, wbal tv news. >> time right now is 6:26. 35 degrees at bwi marshall. >> president obama has an asia trip. why his visit is seen by many as a landmark. >> we are keeping an eye on the
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weather as we head into the thanksgiving holiday. temperatures are starting of cold, but they should be warming up into the week.
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>> welcome back. thank you for joining us. >> it looks like the forecast is great for thanksgiving week. >> we are starting off a little on the cold side, especially as a good to the down side account -- downtown area. 36 at bwi-marshall. the forecast for today, high temperatures 50-55. scattered clouds coming in from the south and east. the sun coming up 7 at 6:54.
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winds northeast. as we mentioned, high-pressure belts into the holiday. it should turn out nice. >> president obama is in asia for his summit to shore up relations with allies and the pacific. he will be the first sitting president to visit. >> president obama took off for asia on his first overseas trip since winning reelection. he will be attending a summit in cambodia. he will meet opposition leader and fellow nobel laureate. still, he cannot the escape political turmoil at home. the looming crisis in the middle east. >> as israel trades deadly attacks with hamas, the president is trying to make
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peace with congressional republicans at home. they have until december 31 to compromise on tax cuts and spending or risk-taking the economy. lawmakers are facing a partisan battle over susan rice and whether it makes her unfit to serve as secretary of state. petraeus was not talking about the sex scandal making shockwaves through the capital. a post-election trip, but no vacation after a busy week. >> rocket fire from gaza strip has stoped. the israeli military have not
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attacked israel since the night before. to negotiate an end to the confrontation. a doctor in the tourism is facing several trudges this morning after large amounts of chemicals commonly used for bombs and explosive devices were discovered at his home. they found several weapons when they searched the home of roberto rivera. they found a -- they got a report of potential hazardous material in the house. two police helicopter smashed into each other. one clipped and other as they were landing and the other was taking off. it happened yesterday at the pasadena's police department's helipad. still ahead, addressing the table. some great ideas to make sure your thanksgiving table complement's the big feast. >> she has some amazing stuff
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here. >> know the hazards to your pets. what you should not feed your dog. >> thanksgiving is the big buzz word today. we will talk about the forecast
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>> good morning. we're starting you off with a live view from the skycam. that's a live shot right now downtown at the inner harbor. 45 degrees. notice a lot of clouds down to our south and east. if you were looking north, it would look a lot clearer right now. 36 at the wi thurgood marshal. we have a lot of clouds creeping from from the south and that's because of a storm system in the carolinas, so the clouds stretch
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all the way from the carolinas up into the mid-atlantic right now. the rain is confined down to the carolinas. basically from the outer banks all the way to the coast of south carolina and this continues to migrate on shore. this little disturbance is going to continue to stay near the southeast coast for the next couple days an eventually head out to sea. the big yes was whether or not this was going to track up into the coast as another coastal storm. doesn't look like that's going to be a concern so that's good news for people traveling. now let's talk about current conditions happening right now. the winds are not a big factor. around 4 miles per hour downtown. you hardly kneel that, but the winds are a little stronger as you get into the southern part of the state. 15-mile-per-hour winds right now in crystal. 21-mile-per-hour gusts in ocean city. paw tuck set river, 23 miles per hour. so it's stronger, more breezy as you go further south. that's mainly a concern for the bay. anywhere south of the bay bridge today, there is a small craft advisory in effect. we're expecting the waves to be very where from 1 to 2 feet.
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the winds, northeast 10 to 15 knots, maybe a few gusts up to 20 knots throughout the day. the next high tide at 4:21 p.m. we expect more clouds to head down towards the south, ocean city, with highs ranging from 53 a 5 fewer. closer to -- 54. closer to baltimore, a high of 52 degrees. cooler into the mountains. mostly sunny skies, but highs only in the 40's today. you notice a lot of clouds. they're scattered, but they're still in place and that's from that storm system down to our south. you see that in the satellite picture, stepping all the way number the -- investing all the way up from the conference. high pressure off to our west. that high pressure system is it our friend. it's going to keep it out to sea, through the thanksgiving holiday. we'll fast forward to one model interpretation as we go into the holiday. let's go back to that. this kicks that storm all the way out by thursday. high pressure dominant weather pattern. that is great news for the seven day forecast, because it keeps
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us mostly dry. maybe some showers creeping in from the south monday and tuesday. that's a pretty minor, if anything. 53 on monday. 53 on tuesday as well. 57 by wednesday. we're already on the way up to 60 degrees on thursday, with mostly sunny skies and a cold front comes through friday night. >> well, some got their thanksgiving dinner early, including turkey and all the trimmings. every year, best friends pet care in pennsylvania hosts a thanksgiving feast for the pets of animals boarded there during the holiday period. roasted vegetables and sides were all on the menu and as you can see, the dogs quickly gobbled it up. the thanksgiving meal should be enjoyed by all, all people that is, not pets. and we have some tips to keep your pets safe this holiday season. we just saw that video. is that a good thing to do? >> you probably want to avoid giving your pets food from the table. a lot of pets have the dog eyes and they want you to give them something to share with.
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something to -- if you want to share with them, you know, time of giving, like i said, during the holidays, but we want to try to avoid giving them fatty foods, like the skin off the turkey, try to avoid the bones. >> a lot of the side meals have butter in them. a lot of butter. >> a lot of times, your pet can get pretty severe gastrointestinal symptoms, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive gas. only so many times you can blame it on the dog. >> nothing you want to deal with, especially on thanksgiving. we have some tips to put up for people, pet safety tips an one of the things you talk about is avoid feeding pets table scraps. >> absolutely. avoid feeding table scraps. be very careful to dispose of bones and the turkey, very well, because my dogs are really bad about getting into the trash, so when you're out watching the football game, they could be in the trash and you don't want to make an emergency visit to the
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vets. >> that actually does happen, dogs, they counter surf all the time for this stuff, so you have to be careful. the bones from the bird, they could splinter their throats, is that right? >> a lot of people don't realize that chicken bones or turkey bones are a lot more fragile and they tend to splinter into sharp shards and that can per for rate their intestines. >> this is the time of year the folks will bring up the cart and put the food on the cart to make it easier to get to the side dishes. >> a lot of times the carts are lower and easier for the dogs to get to as well. regardless much how high you put it up, if it smells good, the cats or dogs will finds a way to get to it. >> buy them some extra treats. >> stop by petsmart and buy them some treats. >> obviously at the pet
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hospital, do you plan ahead. >> we're open during the weekend and that's one our busiest times of the year. >> happy thanksgiving and let's hope everyone keeps their pets safe this holiday. thank you so much for coming in. coming up next, an easy and inexpensive decorating ideas for your thanksgiving table. some beautiful stuff here from the women's industrial exchange. but first, here's a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. [ female announcer ] it's deliciously dark just before dawn.
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>> >> welcome back. trina moore from the women's industrial exchange joins us with new decoration ideas to make your thanksgiving table look really beautiful. thanks for coming in. amazing stuff. >> thank you. thank you for having us and happy thanksgiving to everyone. >> come over here, because everything is handmade in the store. >> yes, it is. >> by local artisans and i love this up here. >> this is actually a pot holder. it used to be a pot holder and now it's a utensil holder. we're repurposing that. this is just a napkin that's actually reversible with christmas on the back side with the matching runner for your table. we also have the place card holder, it's a 3d. >> go ahead. show thus. >> it's a 3d puzzle piece for the kids when they're waiting for their dessert to come on. it entertains them and let's them see how handmade things are
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made. >> that's a puzzle and a place holder. >> a puzzle and place holder. >> and this is made by richard sharp. >> oh, wow. >> yes. >> i think we're the only ones in maryland that have the 3d puzzle piece. >> here's another puzzle piece. >> this is really cute, for the wine bottles. >> yes, they're wine bottle covers. they're tux jackets and after thanksgiving, you can put it over your dishwasher liquid. >> that is amazing. >> >> place holders. >> this is so cute. i'll keep holding that up. >> you're going to be making these today. >> we'll be making them at the exchange at 11:00 a.m. >> at 11:00 a.m. so it's like a workshop for this. >> yes. >> they're darling. >> actually, we're going to put some real leaves on that too and just glue that down. >> it's a free workshop. >> it's a free workshop. we have another centerpiece. we'll have her show us in a second about that. >> this is what you meant with
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the liquid dish detergent. >> after thanksgiving, you can actually use it for this one. >> ok. >> these are the pot holders we have, that you can turn into the utensil holders and these are for the die hard raven fans, if they want to bring thanksgiving in. and we also have the apron to go with that. >> and you have mom and me aprons. >> we have mom and me aprons as well. >> this is made by 16-year-old con signer. >> yes, it is and she goes to st. elizabeth's school. >> oh my gosh. look at the band-aid. she made 250 of these but she has to stop. >> her disease is coming over her more, where her hands are not able to make as many as she used to do. she has 250 of them. we have them at the exchange. they're fabulous. she has from women playing tennis to prom dresses to actress so she'll be on our december show here. >> that's amazing. people need to go down and support her. that is amazing. >> all right. >> i want your con signer of the
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month to come on in. come on in and bring this. this is really great. you saw trina on the show. >> i saw her on the show about three weeks ago. she was speaking about the exchange, and i went on down, bought one and we've been in business ever since. >> that is gorgeous. you have all of these more on sale at the women's industrial exchange. how much is this one you're selling. >> that one is 40. >> that's beautiful. >> then you mask this centerpiece. >> decorate your tables, set it out there, make it pretty. >> so you're in between jobs right now, and so this is a really good thing for you. >> yes. she's a definite blessing. i'm just excited. nervous but excited. >> you'll be down there making those little pieces today. >> yes. >> she'll also be at the downtown center plaza at december 11 and 12, selling the
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wreaths outside. today we'll be open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., doing our workshop for thanksgiving. >> 330 north charles street. women's industrial exchange. >> fabulous. thank you 689. >> thank you once again. >> more information, check out www.women's industrial exchange.org. stay with us. there's more news coming up on 11 news sunday morning. >> coming up in sports, a possible conference realignment, plus, johns hopkins in the placement towson trying to get
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>> good morning. happy game day. we'll talk ravens coming up later on. right now, college athletics. for the university of maryland, according to multiple reports, in talks with the big 10 about moving, and leaving the acc,' long with rutgers, rutgers enjoying the big 10 indeed. move all about money. much more of it should maryland be able to join the big 10. those negotiations are going on right now. there is a matter of a $50 million buyout that they would have to pay to leave the acc. something that was voted on this fall. voted against by maryland, but agreed to by the other schools in the acc and apparently this is going to happen, we'll know one way or the other throughout
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the next couple of days. navy football, the midshipmen will begin play in the big east in the year 2015. final game of the year meanwhile. in annapolis for the mids, texas state, look at the hard-running effort out of noah copeland. 15 yards for a touchdown. there he goes, dragging a texas state defender into the enzone. 16 yards, 14-recognize. cap off navy scoring senior, j.j. green. have a look at that, the stiff arm, carrying guys in as well to the checker board. the midshipmen win it 21-10 and have three weeks off. they then face army. rivalries, that's something special. how about towson yesterday at new hampshire? tigers never won at new hampshire. maybe find a way into the a playoffs, fca playoffs. new hampshire going 77 yards. however, from that point
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forward, all towson. look at terrance west go. he had a big day, 236 yards. there's one of his two touchdowns, tied at 7. second quarter, dominique booker. he broke one tackle and was gone. look at the speed towson has all across the board. he goes 32 yards. towson, a 64-35 victory. tigers wait to see later today, if they get that post-season bid. johns hopkins, looking for its first ever win in a home playoff game against washington and jefferson saturday. they score the first, qb keeper, 7-0 jays. the bubble screen did not burst. 14-who. a fast paced offense had it for the jays. over to the middle to his tight end, brendan hartman, not into the enzone, but a 52-yard pickup and that set things up beautifully. hopkins gets it done.
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first ever home playoff win, 42-10. next up at number 1 ranked mountain union next saturday. miaa conference championship game. gillman. last three times, very tight game. this one, thanks to bounces and good play from gill man, it went the way of the greyhounds. a pick for matt tilly. a couple of plays later, white dickerson takes the pitch, muscles his way into the end zone. gill with a 14-0 lead at the half. third quarter, same story, shane cockerill, 6 points for the coach's son. gillman defends its conference crown by a final of 35-7. other miaa champions yesterday, in the b conference, st. paul and in the c, st. francis an one other note i have to pass along, austin, now with west virginia, he rushed for 344 yards on saturday. also caught four passes for
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82 yards. west virginia lost 50-49. leads you to wonder what's going to happen in the big 12. oklahoma with that victory. pete gilbert, see you back here tonight. >> e readers will soon be available at every branch of the frat any library, thanks to a grant of over a quarter million dollars. >> the fratney library launched its e-reader program last year, a pilot program with a handful of nooks preloaded with 20 titles. >> they were flying off the shelves. the first couple of weeks, especially at the waiverly and town road branches, you couldn't get a hold of them. >> this pilot program showed us people want to read any way they can, especially with e readers. >> now thanks to a $350,000 grant from the wineberg foundation, e readers will be available for checkout at every library branch. the pratt is using sony e readers instead of the nooks and patrons can download any tight. >> mr. skwrao: the beauty is when you check out one of the
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sony e readers, they'll be emp empty. whatever books you want, you can check this out. >> because libraries have to buy digital copies, one of the common complaints, there weren't enough available for download, but officials say that's all going to change. >> this grant will allow us to get away from those waiting lines an you can go on and get whatever you want right away. >> have your own device? not a problem. with a free app, i can borrow e-books on your kindle, nook, apple or other devices and trained library staff will be there to help. >> all you need is a library card. to check out a e-reader, you have to make sure you have no fine, a clean standing with us an you're free to go. >> you can check out an e-book for up to three weeks and after that the title disappears. it's a convenience officials say perfect for the months ahead. >> on the cold wintery nights and you're dying to read the hunter games, you download it from the library's web site and you've got it. you don't even have to step into the library.
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>> good for a day when you want a sweet treat. sweet potatoes cakes that trina brought from the women's industrial change. sun cakes makes this and sells it at the women's industrial exchange. >> 333 north charles street. there you go. >> check it out. >> here's a look ahead to our next hour of wbal-tv 11 news. >> winning the fight against the seasonal flu. we're going to have details on how you can do that at 7:18 a.m. in medical alert. >> sparkle this holiday season. 7:24 a.m. we have sol must-have beauty products lined up. >> there's an app for just about everything these days. the geek squad is going to help you always the apps to get to grandma's house. >> plus, more news, weather and sports. we'll try the cakes. stay with us.
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>> welcome back to 11 news sunday morning. i'm lisa robinson. >> i'm jennifer franciotti. >> it's been a fairly quiet pattern. >> that's great news, because it is the weekend, people may have some outdoor plans. as long as you dress appropriately, i think it's going to be a great day to be
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outside. it is cool right now. 45 degrees downtown. we have 38 at bwi. marshal, 38. 35 in sykesville. the forecast for today, mostly sunny skies, a few scattered clouds from the south. the sun already came up at 6:54 a.m. this morning and now we have winds out of the northeast, knife to 10 miles per hour. temperatures will actually improve, as we head towards thing in holiday. we'll talk about that when we come back. >> our big story this morning, a baltimore county community threatened i didn't been underground gas leak. >> more than a dozen homes will be demolished, following a settlement between homeowners and a big oil company. 11 news reporter george latis has that story. >> residents believe it's the effect of years of underground fuel co contamination on jappa d to the nearby backyards,
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what'sments and underground drainage pipes. 16 homes on the block have now been bought by hess and are speck to be demolished -- speck to be demolished this spring. according to councilman david marks, it's part of a settlement between the homeowners and hess. >> i certainly would have perfected some steps earlier, by the gasoline company to deal with this. >> maryland's department of the environment started investigating a fuel leak in 1987 from underground storage tanks at the hess. those storage tanks were removed in 1991 and no liquid fuel has been deneck in monitoring wells since 1995, but the department says there are low levels of fuel contamination in the groundwater and resulting in continued reports of gas odors in the neighborhood. >> you can smell it right here. i can smell 2. do you smell that in. >> i smell that. >> none of the homeowners who settled would talk to us, but we did talk to a man and isolation
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plays uncle who were not included this the settlement because they were told the contamination stopped 5 feet from their property. >> the fuels and everything, and the oil slick in the water was just gushing from the back -- that's back right this and it was coming directly into our backyard. i don't understand why our houses, you know what i mean, is ok, but all these aren't. and we're right behind the gas station. >> the teals say the department of the environment took samples from their house about a year ago. >> they never got back with me with any information whatsoever, so it was like we were left out in the cold. >> and left with that uneasy fuel odor. you don't even want to strike a match out here in the summertime. it can't be healthy for us. >> state officials say the contamination has not affected the drinking water because the homes are on public water. as for the land where the homes will be demolished, sources say it will probably turn in to some sort of public park, if the land is not too hazardous.
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in the newsroom, george latis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a house fire sent two people to the hospital, including a firefighter, but both are expected to survive. the fire in the 9 hup block of melbourne hill drive was reported around 7:00 a.m. saturday morning. it took 60 firefighters about half an hour to bring it under control. a 57-year-old man who lived in the house was taken to a hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. and a firefighter was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries, the cause of the fire is under investigation. in baltimore city, police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident. we're told it happened early yesterday morning in the northeast baltimore. police say a car hit a man shortly before 2:00 a.m. in the 5300 block of frankfurt heav. he later died at the hospital. police are searching for a black four door mazda with a partial maryland tag of 5183 or 5189. >> also in the city, police are investigating a shooting in the 300 block of east north avenue. it happened shortly before
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2:00 a.m. saturday morning. police say they arrived to find a 30-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. the victim was taken to an area hospital. there's no word on his condition or any possible suspects. >> president obama is in asia this morning for a summit to shore up relations with america's allies in the pacific and tomorrow, he'll become the first sitting american president to visit miramar. here's 11 news reporter brian moore with that story from washington. >> president obama took off for asia on his first overseas trip since winning reelection. he'll be attending a summit of asian leaders in cambodia and stopping in miramar, where he will meet opposition leader and fellow nobel laureate soon key. still, he can't escape political turmoil at home and the looming crisis in the middle east. >> we are one step short of an all out ground operation in the middle east. >> the president is trying to make pease with congressional republicans at home. they have until december 31 to
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compromise on tax cuts and spending or risk taking the nation hover the fiscal cliff that could imperil the economy. lawmakers are waging partisan battles over susan rice and whether her statements will the deadly consulate attack in 11 i can't in september make her unfit to serve as secretary of state. hearings on the attack brought fallen c.i.a. chief david petraeus out of self collusion, but he wasn't talking about the section scandal that's still sending shock waves through the capitol. for the president, a post-election trip, but no vacation after a busy week. brian moore, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 7:05 a.m. and 35 degrees at bwi. with the holiday upon us, i'm sure you want to look fabulous for all of your parties. well, still ahead on 11 news, we're going to show you the makeup trend to try out this holiday. >> thousands of children in foster care across the country and right here in maryland now have forever families, thanks to
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national adoption day. we'll take you there. >> right now, it's a live picture from skycam. eva is up next with your insta weather plus forecast. ♪
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>> good morning. starting you off with a live view of the inner harbor right now. notice the crowds coming in from the south. as you were looking north, they would look brighter out right now, but the skies are mostly clear. 45 degrees the current temperature downtown. 38 at bwi. thurgood marshal, the humidity right now at 83% and the winds north at 5 miles per hour. the winds will be stronger, as you get further down towards the south and that's with a storm system tracking across the coast of the carolinas right now. so not a big issue as far as winds go across the bay, closer to baltimore, but if you go further south, notice how the winds increase to 23 miles per hour near the pawtucket river. 13-mile-per-hour wind gusts in ocean city, prompt beings a
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small craft advisory for southern portions of the bay, south of the bay bridge, that extends all the way through monday. keep that in mind if you plan to be out today. the calmest weather will be north of the bay bridge. winds, 10 to 15 knots. waves around 1 to 2 feet. the next high tide at fort mchenry coming in at 9:41 a.m. this morning and falling, 10:26 p.m. looking at the temperatures, it's much warmer if you head down towards the south. salisbury at 45. ocean city, 49, while it's only mainly in the 30's all the way from the eastern shore, and baltimore itself, mainly in the 30's as well. the forecast on this sunday, we're expecting a lot of sunshine up towards the north. more clouds as you go down towards the south, but overall, temperatures from baltimore down to ocean city, should be ranging from 50 to 55 degrees. it's northern areas that are much colder. 51 in southern pennsylvania, only 43 in the mountains of maryland. now let's take you to pittsburgh. the steelers they're trying to take on the ravens tonight. we've expecting the ravens to
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have a good game tonight and the weather should be pretty nice. mostly clear skies at lines field at 8:30 p.m., that's the kickoff, where temperatures will range from 41 to 44 degrees. winds east, 10 miles per hour. so no weather problems expected for the ravens in pittsburgh. taking you to the currents weather pattern, you can see clouds coming in from the south. other than that, there is a clear patch just rights over baltimore. all the clouds extend up to the north from a storm system down in the carolinas. fortunately, high pressure sits who have to our west. this high pressure system is going to kick this storm out to sea, and it's going to bring some fairly nice weather hall the way through the thanksgiving holidays. so if you have travel plans at least in the east, i think things are going to be pretty good, especially wednesday into thursday. for tomorrow, maybe a few showers creep in from the south. same case on tuesday, though baltimore should stamosly dry. we warm up to 60 degrees by thursday for thanksgiving and a weak cold front comes through on friday night. >> for more than a decade, it has become a prethanksgiving day tradition.
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at the courthouse where individuals become families just in time for the holidays. 11 news debra weiner has the story. >> once a year, balloons mark the joy that takes place inside the clarence mitchell courthouse in baltimore. it is national adoption day. for ronald and his wife, it means two 15-year-old boys living in foster care officially become their sons. >> congratulations to both of you. >> it's goods to be part of a family, making it come together, saying they are my sons and we are all a family. >> for me, it makes me feel regular in place with everybody else that has parents, and it just makes you feel good. >> 32 children were adopted in baltimore. and hundreds of other courthouses across the country experience the same warm scene.
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>> it's important, because we need to promote the need for permanent families, for the more than 100,000 children in foster care across the united states. >> people come and go, but families are what? >> forever. >> >> giving thanks early this holiday season, long overdue for baltimore's newest families. >> i'm blessed. thank you for allowing us to be in you guys' lives. it's not us being in your life. thank you to opening up to us and adjusting to us and i do love you guys and i'm proud of you guys. >> debra weiner, wbal-tv 11 news. >> more than 200 volunteers joined forces on saturday to build a brand new playground in park heights. in one day, organizers from mcdonald's, day spring inc. all chipped into build the playground. it was based on designs drown by children. >> we transformed three
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tree-filled lots into a vital play space for children in this community who have very few safe outdoor places to play. >> the playground is the third of 12 scheduled to be built by next year, as part of a new partnership between mcdonald's and kaboom. they had a great day to build it too. >> up next, 11 news, how to win the war against the flu this winter. >> don't get lost during your holiday travels. hit the open road with the ultimate road trip courtesy of the geek squad. that's coming up. >> coming up on 11 tv till, stevenson university as a unique program that incorporates leggos, also the faces of heart disease, they're changing. the university of maryland school of medicine tells us why and jennifer franciotti since down with steve harvey. i hope you'll joined me for this edition
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>> time right now is 7:16 a.m. 38 degrees on tv hill. in this morning's medical alert, it's the most wonderful time of the year. oh, yeah. cold and flu season. and when you have get that problem and you want to reach for something, well, our expert is here to help. jim is here with some good tips. the first thing you have, something healthy. >> first of all, let's try to get prevention before we hit cold and flu season. plenty of antioxidant type fruits and vegetables like cranberries, carrots and hydration is very important, because we want to keep our skin looking good and feeling good and not breaking open. >> absolutely. once something happens and you're reaching for your medicine cabinet, what do you want to have in there? >> first thing is clean out your medicine cabinet if you haven't already done it. we talked about expiring drugs, drugs that don't look quite right, get rid of them. when you have restock, don't reclutter. hydrogen peroxide to clean wounds, bandages, a lot of people don't have bandages and
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petroleum jelly is important, because in the winter time, your skin starts to crack at the end of your fingers. >> good for your lips too. >> it's good for your lips, as is blistex, which is clinically proven to heal the lips. keep some of that on hand. >> over here we have some of the medicines to use when you get the runny nose and itchy throat. >> this is acelo, what this is is a homeo pathic medicine, clinically proven to reduce the severity of flu-like symptoms. you start to take it as soon as you feel run down, headache, chills, fever and the good thing is, no drug interactions, no real side effects, it won't make you drowsy. >> does it work? >> it does work. they have clinical studies that shows it works. you can use it in kids as young as 2 and elderly people as well. >> just find it in your local drugstore. >> yes. >> all right the and then? >> you know, poor eating habits
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tend to get us in trouble during the holidays. this is -- about eight million women in america have iron deficiency anemia. check before you start to supplement. this addresses the issue of the iron deficiency anemia, but also reduces the g.i. discomfort. iron is rough on the stomach, it can cause nausea, constipation. check with your doctor before you start to supplement with iron. >> this isn't something you would take for an upset stomach? >> no. iron supplementation, like i say, iron causes an upset stomach, but this helps to minimize. it has a couple different types of iron in it. >> let's talk about the expiration dates. as you're going through your medicine cabinet, you're going to look and think do i need to throw it out. med spin is so expensive. how closely do you need to stick with the expiration dates. >> if it's within a year and let's say you have an emergency the middle of the night, you can probably go ahead and use it and it's probably safe to use it. manufacturers set expiration
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dates paced upon clinical test, so they only test out to far, but that doesn't mean the medication is bad. if it looks bad, smells bad, dump it. >> we want to leave folks with this. this is what you take when you feel your first symptoms of not feeling so well. >> flu by the way right now is it minimal in maryland, but it's requesting to uptick with the holidays coming. people in close quarters with each other. >> say for kids as young as 2. >> as young as 2. >> we'll write it down and post it on our web site for you. please don't go away. when we come back, winter makeup. we'll shoal you the hottest holiday beauty tips. but first, a look at some of the events going on around town. [ elizabeth ] i like to drink orange juice or have lemon in my water...
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>> >> welcome back. with the holiday season fast approaching, the holiday parties will be star starting and we hae expert beauty tips for you to start using. >> it's getting colder, so you need to use different products. this is a brand new lotion sold exclusively at cvs, it's so cool, because it was recommended by dermatologists in europe in 85 countries. it finally came here, so this is how it's different. it basically mimics the ph balance of healthy skin, which is 5.5, so when you use it, you get that same healthy p.h. balance. available at cvs and a great
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price. >> how much? >> $13. >> that's not bad. ok. what's this here? >> well, speaking of skin, this is pretty cool. this is from allure, this is their advanced lightning lotion. i'm you're you heard of the ingredient that lightens the dark spots. there's a lot of controversy around it. with this product, it does not have it, but it has a patented ingredient that lightens dark spots in 30 days, so it works really quickly, but doesn't irritate the skin and it gives you back your glow, an you have to think about your glow and those dark spots. those are the things that really make us look older. this is $150, but it really works, and you can do it at home. you can find out more information at allure skin.com. >> what do you have here? >> in-office treatments. we have to talk about this. now, if you want to spend a lot of money, a little bit more money, $500 to $1,500 per treatment, you can race into your dermatologist's office and get this treatment. it will make you look like you have less wrinkles in time for
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thanksgiving. because this is a radio frequency treatment. now here's how it works. it -- you're like what is that. >> are you kidding me. >> it heats up the deeper layers of the skin and that stimulates health-year-old collagen production, so you get that smoother, firmer, more toned look and you need a couple of treatments, but you'll see a difference. >> wait a minute. are you telling me to do this my they have. >> no, this is an in-office treatment with a dermatologist, so this little wand heats up the deeper layers of your skin and that stimulates healthier collagen production. we have to talk frizz, it's still an issue, especially when you turn the thermostat on and you're wearing the sweaters, your hair blossoms, right, so this is pretty cool. it's from nexus, it contains moroccan argon oil. >> i have to ask you, moroccan
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oil, that product has been all the rage, now you can find it in almost anything. >> look out. this has moroccan argon oil, and it costs a fraction of the price, so why would you pay more. you have to whiten the teeth and it's like, if you're not doing it regularly, you're actually yellowing your teeth, especially after thanksgiving when we're drinking the red wine and the cranberry sauce and all the foods that stain our teeth. this is great from crest, all these products, because if you want to do it in 30 minutes or do it in an hour, there's a whole wardrobe of strips. so there's really something for everyone and it's not going to break the bank. >> you still think this is one of the better whitening products? >> these are really the best product and it gets the job done quickly and effectively, just as well as in-office treatment, but you're not going to shell out the big bucks. $50 and you have a million dollar smile. >> you use it. >> i use it regularly. i'm a big believer. >> thank you, rebecca. we'll hopefully see you
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generally. the time is 7:26 a.m. 38 degrees at b.w.i. much more coming up. you're watching 11 news sunday morning.
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>> welcome back to 11 news sunday morning. thanks for joining us. >> eva is here with another look
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outside. >> still chilly, but it's not a bad day. if you notice outside, a lot of clouds to our south, but north, it's clear. we have 45 degrees the currents temperature downtown. 38 at b.w.i., marshal and 36 in sykesville. should be a little bit more pleasant as we get towards the afternoon. the forecast for today calling for highs anywhere from 50 degrees to 55. you'll see a few scattered clouds, but they're thin enough so that the sun still shines through and we are expecting winds out of the northeast today, 5 to 10 miles per hour. a little bit more gusty down to the south. we'll talk about your full forecast, including the thanksgiving holiday when we come back. >> thanks, eva. time for a look at what's coming up on meet the press and nbc's david gregory joining us live from washington, d.c. with a preview. good morning, david. >> good morning, jennifer. >> very serious doings right now in the middle east, israel responding from rocket fire from hamas and now egypt getting involved. what are you hearing about the attacks and the president's response? >> well, i think what i'm
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hearing from the administration, what they're trying to do is reassure israel that america supports the right to defend herself. they're working with the egyptians to try to tamp this down as much as possible, to try to get as much restraint as possible. the concern is about a ground invasion into gaza by the israelis, something that they're planning for several days that they won't rule out. i certainly don't think they want to do that. can they send a message to hamas to try to deter any further action and i don't know what's going to create that. i'm going to start off the program this morning talking to tom freedman of the "new york times," who better to get some perspective on what this is about and where this is going. >> you really have a big show today too. general petraeus testified behind closed doors about the attack in libya and you're going to be talking with the heads of both intelligence agencies. what are you expecting them to say about his testimony? >> well, i think there's a central question that has to be resolved, which is, is there any contradiction between what was said about the attack by the
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administration, including the intelligence community, right after the 9-11 attack in libya, and what was said days after on this program and others by the u.n. ambassador, susan rice, who is basically a spokesperson for the administration. i think that becomes a key question about the administration knew and when and what she said about it at a politically charged time, we were so toward the end campaign. >> that brings up the question of u.n. ambassador, susan rice, both sides of the table not sure she might be the right choice to replace hillary clinton. >> and it's the republicans who are leading the charge. lindsay graham among them. he'll be an exclusive guest of mine this morning, saying he would block her nomination, based on what they know about benghazi, they want a watergate-style committee to look into all of this, which something resisted by democrats on the hill. >> ok. all along still the president saying he's hopeful a compromise
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can be reached amidst the fiscal cliff. >> this negotiation is going to start right away, right after thanksgiving. we're going to see, i think, template on both sides for how to get this negotiated. there have been positive signals coming from both sides thus far. the administration and the president making it pretty clear that he's got some leverage on taxes that he intends to use, and i think that's where all of this will begin. >> ok. on a much lighter note, author doris kearns goodwin will be on your show. >> she's basically preparing for hur next starring role in a picture. it's a major motion picture based on such significant work that she's done, studying lincoln, it's great for the country in terms of educating people about lincoln and she thinks really true to an important part of his life. >> you have an in with her.
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you may have be next on the hollywood big screen. you never know. >> i'm available. >> thank you, david, so much. please don't forget, you can watch meet the press later this morning at 10:00 a.m. on wbal-tv following 11 news hat 9 a.m. state superintendent dr. lillian lowry will be our guest later on the show. email your questions to www.thewbalchannel.com. david is tall enough, he could have played lincoln. >> when you're standing next to him on a box you're still like this. >> animal rescue joins bus a pet looking for a home. >> if you plan on hitting the road this holiday season, don't unout of the loop on road closures. the geek squad is standing by with travel tips. >> we're also standing by with a forecast for the thanksgiving holiday. it's looking pretty good for all travelers. we'll have details when we come back.
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>> good morning. let's start you off with a live look at the radar right now. you can see all the activity happening down near the carolinas. showers push onshore in south carolina and just starting to make their way towards the outer banks. the storm system will mostly stay to our south, but we're already seeing clouds coming up in to maryland because of it. let's take a look from our live view from skycam. you can see the clouds down to our south and east. skies are mostly clear as you go north of that. 45 the current temperature downtown. 38 degrees at b.w.i. thurgood marshal. winds are north, 5 miles per hour. we have stronger winds as go down towards the south. we'll talk about that, how it's affect being the bay. look at the satellite picture, you can see all the clouds ace mentioned, see them from the
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skycam, sitting in the southern part of the state. another batch of clouds passing through baltimore, heading up in to southern pennsylvania. this is going to be the pattern today. areas of scattered clouds, but still enough to see sunshine for today. until you get further south. that's where they're closer to the storm system, which is why they're going to see more clouds in southern maryland throughout the day. that storm sitting off the coast of the carolinas, but high pressure is off to our west. this high pressure system really going to be our friend as we go in to the thanksgiving holiday, as it's going to push everything offshore. so it pushes this storm off the coast, and keeps it that way, mostly as we go in to the holiday. that means mostly dry weather for any travelers heading in to thanksgiving. by the left of the thanksgiving, we'll have to keep an eye on that as a cold front moves our way. let's talk about the winds. they're stronger further south. we have 13-mile-per-hour gusts in crystal. 23 knew the patuxent river. stronger across the bay and that means a small craft advisory is in effect south of the bay
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bridge. keep that in mind if you man to be out on the water. waves, 1 to feet. the waves should be even higher as you get south of the bay, more towards the 2 feet range and we expect the winds out of the northeast today, 10 to 15 knots, gusts up to 20. the next high tide at 9:41 a.m. this morning at fort mchenry. if you plan to travel elsewhere across the state, we're expecting temperatures around 53 in southern maryland. 54, ocean city. 52 for the high temperature in baltimore. more clouds to the south, more sunshine up towards the north and that's good news, because the skies will be mostly clear in pittsburgh tonight. the ravens in town and they're hoping to take down the stealers at heinz field, 8:20 p.m. the kickoff. temperatures on the chilly side, dropping into the 30's by the end of the game, but at least dry weather means great football weather as well. just a little cold out there for the fans. seven day forecast, showers stay south of us monday and tuesday, maybe they creep into the farther southern areas. great traveling weather across the region as we go in to
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wednesday, we even warm up on thanksgiving. >> it's that time of oragain, millions of americans will be hitting the roads and taking to the skies to spend time with family and friends, but tighter budgets mean slightly shorter trips this thanksgiving. c nbc's phil lebeau reports. >> thanksgiving weekend and americans are making travel plans. >> i'm going to california, meet my daughter, we're going to drive to santa fe. >> it's thanksgiving, you want to be with your friends and family. >> aaa says 43.6 million americans will travel for thanksgiving. a slight i increase from last year. on average, 588 miles down 16% from a year ago. those traveling are also spending less for their trips. just under $500. a reflection of tighter budgets. >> what we think is that people having spent more on gas than they planned, still want to travel for the thanksgiving holiday, but they are going to, as you pointed out, slightly
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reduce the distance they will travel in favor of the automobile in favor of an airline ticket. >> because americans will spend less traveling for thanksgiving this year, fewer will be flying. in fact, aaa says just over three million people will take to the skies this thanksgiving weekend. the fewest since 2009. while fewer people are flying for thanksgiving, more will be boarding planes, buses, and cruise shims. but the good old fashioned road trip in a car is how 90% of americans will be getting away. the good news, gas prices have dropped to under $3.50 a gallon. >> we're down from the peak that we saw in september, and prices for thanksgiving will probably be just about where they were last year for thanksgiving. >> welcome news for those hitting the road thanksgiving weekend. >> phil lebeau, cnbc chicago. >> and if you are wondering what the busiest travel day will be, experts say tuesday. well, joining us now to help make your travel a little
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easier, geek squad agent derek robinson. hi, derek. >> hour are you doing. >> i'm good. thank you. you have a couple things to share with us. you talked about travel. let's talk about g.p.s. >> so you want to make sure you get a g.p.s., because you want to make sure you get to your destination safely and quickly. ok. and if you have one already, you want to make sure you have it up-to-date, ok, that way they'll let you know if there's any accidents or any traffic on -- in your route. >> get your maps updated. is that simple, as just coming into say, your store. >> you can come to best buy, can call us or go to geek squad.com. they can make sure it's up-to-date. >> tripster. >> tripster is something you can get on your smart phone. for people that don't have g.p.s., you can download them on to your iphone.
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and rest area finder. >> rest area finder. >> i like that. >> you can use that when you're en route to your destination, use that to find a place to heat hat on the way. >> and when the kids are bugging you in the back of the car, i need to stop and go to the bathroom. >> that's why they call it smart phone saviors, ok, there's applications like hot spot, where they can play games, you can just keep them bus city. >> that license plate game gets kind of old after a while. that and help us out in the kitchen. get your kitchen technical. >> ok. there is plenty of applications you can get for the people that are cooking, ok. there's an application called thanksgiving dinner coach, ok. with this application, you can find recipes for all your favorite foods, ok. there's also one called, fresh food finder, where you can actually locate markets that are nearest so you, so you can pretty much use your smart phone to do anything.
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>> all right. there's one called don't burn down the house while you're cooking. just kidding. stave guard your devices, that's something else you want people to do. >> one very important thing i want to make sure everyone knows about, when you're out shopping, ok, make sure you keep a security code on your phone, ok, in case it gets lost, no one can open your phone up, get in to all your information. steal any information out of your phone. one other thing i want to let you know about, no during on-line shopping, no unsecured networks, that way people can actually steal your credit card information. >> how do you know they're secure? >> ok. it will be open. you'll be able to connect to it automatically, without putting the security key in. >> ok. >> all right. >> so if anyone has any questions about securing your network, feel free to call 1-800-geek-squad, go to geek squad.com or go to your local best buy. >> thanks, derek. stay with us. first, here's a look at last
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>> welcome back. joining us now from barks is a pet looking for a good home. we have please zahir and who do we have, who is your friend? >> this is a 10 to 11-month-old
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mix. we have no idea what she is mixed with, she has a lot of puppy in her as you can see. >> she's like i'm not a lap dog. >> she's up for adoption. she's already newtered, so she is ready to go home. she loves to play, she knows sit and paw, and she's learning new tricks every day. >> obviously she can sit as well. where does she come from. >> she came in as a stray, so we're not really sure who had her before, but somebody definitely missed out on a great dog. she's such a friendly girl. >> good. so she's up for adoption right now. let's talk through the process of how does someone adopt a dog from barks. >> they come down to our shelter, we have over 200 dogs and cats and if they see someone they like, they fill out an application and once the application is approved, if the animal is ready to go home that day, they can take them that day, take a short adoption class and if the animal is not ready
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to go home that day, they come back and pick them up once that's done and the adoption fee is $65, that includes them being up-to-date on all their shots and spade or neutered and for black friday, we're doing adoption fees are waived on black dogs and cats. >> so you guys are getting ready into the black holiday. this dog is up for adoption, and you can get more information by going to barks and as she mentioned, you don't necessarily have to pick up a pet that day. you can check it out, see what's available and it can be a process, if you're not ready right at that moment. but if you would like more information for barks, put the number up on the screen. their web site, the baltimore humane shelter, or i'm sorry, is that what it stays? >> balance animal shelter. >> i need to get better prescription there. i can hardly read that. thank you, lisa. i hope your dog finds a home soon.
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>> 7:48 a.m. come equatorial guinea up, we're in the 11 news kitchen for sunday brunch. >> i'm pete gilbert. coming up in sports, we're talking ravens and steelers. ben roethlisberger out but the ravens kind of wish he would be in. we'll talk about that straight ahead. [ elizabeth ] i like to drink orange juice or have lemon in my water...
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eat tomato sauce on my spaghetti. the acidic levels in some foods can cause acid erosion. the enamel starts to wear down. and you can't grow your enamel back. i was quite surprised, as only few as four exposures a day what that can do to you. it's quite a lesson learned. my dentist recommended that i use pronamel. because it helps to strengthen the enamel. he recommended that i use it every time i brush. you feel like there is something that you're doing to help safeguard against the acid erosion. and i believe it's doing a good job.
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>> we're just minutes away from nbc sunday "today" show. erika hill joins us live with a preview of what's coming up. >> good morning to you. coming up on a sunday morning on today, we'll take a look at the fighting in the middle east, growing even worse of course overnight. tel aviv under fire and we are there for you live. then, the countdown to thanksgiving is on, which means of course, the countdown to holiday shopping has also started. coming up, we'll take a look at some of the new tactics retailers are using to try to get you to spend big bucks. a story courage and resilience. the miss america contestant who is getting a double mastectomy because of her family's history of breast cancer.
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finally, the great white way may never be the same again. this morning, jenna makes her broadway debut with some helpful tips from none other than matthew broderick. so that's ahead when we get started on a sunday morning right here on today. >> happy game day to everyone. ravens and steelers, of course, you'll see the game on tv 11 tonight on sunday night football. it is however, a game despite the intensity of the rivalry that is missing a few pieces. of course, the ravens, ray louis is not there, the biggest star for baltimore and likewise for pittsburgh, ben roethlisberger. monday night heinz field, that's what happened to him. separated shoulder and a dislocated rib bone. one is at an angle, well, if damaged further, could go into his aorta. he's going to let that heal. probably a good call on that part from big ben. now as far as -- yeah, it's probably a beneficial overall for the ravens to not have to
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face ben roethlisberger, who at times has tormented him. you still like to kind of face him, right? >> i wouldn't say necessarily disappointed when you find out those guys aren't playing, but at the same time, you do want to go out there and you want to be, you know, you want to beat what you believe is a very good opponent when they're at their best, so you can say you're better than them. >> the ravens have lost the last two regular season meetings at heinz field. ravens countdown at 6:30 p.m., i'll be here in baltimore. jerry sandusky from heinz field in pittsburgh. we'll get you set for sunday night football. see you then. >> it's time for sunday brunch. joining us this morning is kevin miller from copper kitchen. good morning. >> good morning. happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving to you too. folks thinking about what to make forking in -- for
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thanksgiving. >> it's your last 24 hours to get your orders in to copper kitchens. we're doing all the sides and pies. it's all on the web site. >> four different types of pies. >> four different types of pies, two different types of dressings, beautiful creamy yukon mashed potato, sweet potato biscuits. >> and this morning you're making a sweet potato pie. >> gorgeous. >> jennifer, you're going to take the roasted sweet potatoes, i roasted them for like an hour in the oven. mash them up. it's going to be mashed up definitely, but there's going to be a little bit of texture. we're going to take three eggs. you're doing a great job. you like to cook. >> i love to cook. >> it's so much fun. so much fun. and it's something you can get the whole family involved in. >> absolutely. so we're going to take three eggs, a little bit of vanilla extract, really good quality vanilla extract, not an imitation. they put a lot of horrible stuff
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in there. >> but if imitation is all you have. >> you can use it. but if not, bourbon is actually a good substitute for vanilla. it doesn't have that vanilla flavor, but you'll get a little bit of -- >> it won't cook out? everyone will be happy with your pie then. >> cream, cinnamon, melted butter makes this amazing. >> what is that, about a half a stick? >> half stick of melted butter, la cup and a half of milk. >> that is thick milk. >> you're going to put this in the pie crust. i make my hone pie crust of course. i've been making pie since i was 7 years old with my grandmother, these pies are 10-inch pies, they're beautiful. you can also buy a crust. pillsbury, it's ok. if you have to, i'd rather you concentrate on the filling too. make a beautiful filling. >> may i? >> absolutely. >> thank you, sir. >> this is just one of your pies though. you've got a pecan pie. >> we've got a pee can bourbon
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pie, scrape every bit out. >> did you get that from lease is that? -- lisa? your grandmother's pie recipe. >> we don't have time for this. >> i like lisa. >> if you would like a copy of the recipe, go to our web site, www.thewbalchannel.com, you can send us a self-addressed stamped envelope. >> >> you just put this awesome topping on top. >> maple crunch topping on this. off the charts. >> a check of the forecast. 52 today with sunshine, in careering clouds for the next couple of days. we're post my dry all the way to thanksgiving. we actually warm up on thanksgiving day to 60 degrees. >> sounds great. that's the finished product right there. you are making stuffing coming up in the 9:00 a.m. hour. >> we'll see you back here at 8:25 a.m.
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